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Both the 300 and the Charger SRT-8s are just GREAT cars, but the pricing on these, especially the Charger, leaves a lot to be desired.

~$43k for a loaded Charger? Give me a break...that is so disappointing. Might as well get a V if you are going to spend that much.

It's no secret that Dodge makes it money off the hemi engines. I can appreciate that. But PLEASE, THAT much of a mark-up is just too egregious.
 

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I dunno. What options do we have that a loaded Charger doesn't? Just curious. $43K seems reasonable to me, but obviously I've already made my decision twice now! :histeric: If I give up a few tics in the quarter to pick 'em up in the twisties then that's a good trade off to me. I definitely like the way the V feels when pushed to the limit.
 

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i chaged my order from a CTS with the little 2.8 to a Charger R/T with the road and track option and electronic conveince group, basicly i get everything i was gona get in the CTS but i also get the Hemi. And i still saved about 2 grand over the CTS, with over 2 grand worth of options. Wait till some of the SRT-8 guys get those superchargers put on...
 

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The one thing I don't like about the SRT series (and Chryslers in general) is the paint quality. The colors just have no pop to them, and seem strangely dull. The silver is really blah if you park one next to a platinum V. M-B has great colors and I'm surprised that some of that portfolio hasn't trickled down to Chrysler.

But that motor.....oh yeah!

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Good comparo in the new Motor Trend re: Charger SRT-8 v. Tremec-equipped GTO. GTO was quicker 0-60 by .3, but the article was very much favoring the Mopar.......

Not having any seat-time in either one, I have no opinion. Oh, wait. I don't like automatics in my musclecars.

Popcorn, anyone?
 

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Good comparo in the new Motor Trend re: Charger SRT-8 v. Tremec-equipped GTO. GTO was quicker 0-60 by .3, but the article was very much favoring the Mopar.......

Not having any seat-time in either one, I have no opinion. Oh, wait. I don't like automatics in my musclecars.

Popcorn, anyone?
Oh God, I hope that I'm not going to have to call down to the basement for E-Thug. He only comes upstairs to respond to forum trolls, but the SRT-8 seems to bring them out in force.:histeric:

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I really don't like the styling of either the 300C or the Charger they look clumsy to me. But I'm sure some folks think the CTS-V looks awkward with all it's angles and such. I do know that you can't beat an American V8 though. These cars are grizzlies. What a great time to be a car enthusiast. :thumbsup:
 

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Both the 300 and the Charger SRT-8s are just GREAT cars, but the pricing on these, especially the Charger, leaves a lot to be desired.

~$43k for a loaded Charger? Give me a break...that is so disappointing. Might as well get a V if you are going to spend that much.

It's no secret that Dodge makes it money off the hemi engines. I can appreciate that. But PLEASE, THAT much of a mark-up is just too egregious.
You think $43K is unreasonable for a 4 dr sedan with 425 hp, stock times under 13, bluetooth, nav, boston accoustics sound, rear back up assist, rain sensing wipers, brembos, a mercedes tranny, f1 tires, 6 disc in dash cd player with mp3?? I don't get it...sincerely. What is that worth to you?:bomb:
 

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Good comparo in the new Motor Trend re: Charger SRT-8 v. Tremec-equipped GTO. GTO was quicker 0-60 by .3, but the article was very much favoring the Mopar.......

Not having any seat-time in either one, I have no opinion. Oh, wait. I don't like automatics in my musclecars.

Popcorn, anyone?
Hey, the GTO can be had in either an auto or stick. It's actually a real lot of fun to drive too. I must admit, I'd prefer a stick in this kind of car myself.
 

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I thought the same thing. That's why I asked what options are available on the CTS-V but not the SRT-8's. Does anyone know?
 

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You think $43K is unreasonable for a 4 dr sedan with 425 hp, stock times under 13, bluetooth, nav, boston accoustics sound, rear back up assist, rain sensing wipers, brembos, a mercedes tranny, f1 tires, 6 disc in dash cd player with mp3?? I don't get it...sincerely. What is that worth to you?:bomb:
That sounds good for a 300 SRT-8 but I think it's a bit stiff for a Charger.
 

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I thought the same thing. That's why I asked what options are available on the CTS-V but not the SRT-8's. Does anyone know?
Well....honestly all that i can think of is that the V has a manual and the SRT-8 doesnt. And the Charger SRT-8 starts at 38k, the 300C SRT-8 at 42k. The V and SRT-8s are both great cars, the SRT-8s are bigger though. Hell i think its great that we have these kinds of cars comming out of US car makers.
 

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You think $43K is unreasonable for a 4 dr sedan with 425 hp, stock times under 13, bluetooth, nav, boston accoustics sound, rear back up assist, rain sensing wipers, brembos, a mercedes tranny, f1 tires, 6 disc in dash cd player with mp3?? I don't get it...sincerely. What is that worth to you?:bomb:
No it's not unreasonable, for those that like Dodges it's fine. If you didn't notice, this is the CTS-V section of a Cadillac forum and we like Cadillacs, more specifically the CTS-V. I really don't think SRT-8 folks pleading their cases here will make them enjoy their cars more or us enjoy our cars any less. I would think talking to those that share your enthusiasm and tastes would be energy better spent. Enjoy your car; I enjoy my cars just fine.
 

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i mean seriously. this is a caddy board. i absolutely hate the dodge design of the charger and the srt8. i love rolling the cts v and turning peoples heads. hell when i was in vegas every taxi was a 300.. yuck. magnaflow, volant, and soon to be maggie will definitley turn heads. cmon we love our cts v/s .. the styling is wicked.. i have to look hard to see if if it a 300 srt 8 or charger. i can tell from a mile away whether its a v or not.\


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Heres my .02. I dig the look of the Charger, the 300 doesnt really float my boat, but the fact that there isnt a hemispherical combustion chamber and Mopar calls it a hemi is tantamount to blasphemy. May as well call it a 6 pack as well.

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Joey,

Your avatar would be a nice ride. :thumbsup:

What honey? Coming dear....................
 

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